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Top 50 Update No. 1

Hello all. Before I finish off the last couple OMGs (One More Guys) — just Braves and Blue Jays left, if I’m not mistaken — I want to introduce what I hope will be a new Monday feature: The Top 50 update.

By now, I hope, you’re familiar with our Top 50 Prospects list and how it breaks down. Now it’s time to see how they’re all doing so far.

Yes, I know the sample size is very small, especially since the Minor League season started just last Thursday. Tha t’s why I hope to make this a weekly post with updated stats, along with a Top 50 Player and Pitcher of the Week. So, without further ado…

Top 50 Player of the Week: No. 46 Brett Jackson

The Cubs outfielder has begun his season with Double-A Tennessee with a bang, going 7-for-17 in his first four games. That’s included a triple, a homer, six RBIs and a pair of stolen bases. He’s hit in all four games, three of them of the multi-hit variety. If he keeps that 1.230 OPS up, a trip to Triple-A Iowa can’t be too far off.

Top 50 Pitcher of the week: No. 19 Zach Britton

The Orioles’ young left-hander certainly doesn’t seem overwhelmed by being in the big leagues, does he? His MajorLeague debut came in Tampa on April 3 was a win, when he gave up one run over six innings. His second start, against the red-hot Rangers, handed Texas its first (and only) loss of the season: 7 2/3  more strong innings, no earned runs allowed. Six walks isn’t like him, but chalk that up to being a little jacked up about being in the Majors.

Here’s how the entire Top 50 has fared statistically so far this season:

Player, Team Pos Level Stats
1. Mike Trout, LAA OF AA .214/.313/.429, 4 G, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SB, 3-for-14
2. Jeremy Hellickson, TB RHP MLB 5.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 10 K, 4.76 ERA, .261 BAA
3. Bryce Harper, WAS OF A .267/.353/.267, 4 G, 3 RBI, 1 SB, 4-for-15
4. Domonic Brown, PHI OF MLB DL
5. Dustin Ackley, SEA 2B AAA .188/.316/.188, 4 G, 1 SB, 3-for-16
6. Aroldis Chapman, CIN LHP MLB 4 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 0.00 ERA, .154 BAA
7. Mike Moustakas, KC 3B AAA .211/.250/.368, 4 G, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 4-for-19
8. Eric Hosmer, KC 1B AAA .444/.500.500, 4 G, 2 RBI, 8-for-18
9. Jesus Montero, NYY C AAA .400/.400/.600, 3 G, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 6-for-15
10. Julio Teheran, ATL RHP AAA 5.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1.59 ERA, .118 BAA
11. Desmond Jennings, TB OF AAA .353/.476/.529, 4 G, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 SB, 6-for-17
12. Kyle Drabek, TOR RHP MLB 13 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 7 BB, 12 K, 1.38 ERA, .163 BAA
13. Michael Pineda, SEA RHP MLB 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 4.50 ERA, .227 BAA
14. Mike Montgomery, KC LHP AAA 5 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 9.00 ERA, .316 BAA
15. Jacob Turner, DET RHP AA 6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 0.00 ERA, .100 BAA
16. Wil Myers, KC OF AA .333/.400/.389, 1 RBI, 1 SB, 6-for-18
17. Freddie Freeman, ATL 1B MLB .188/.257/.219, 10  G, 2 RBI, 7-for-32
18. Jameson Taillon, PIT RHP Extended Has not pitched
19. Zach Britton, BAL LHP MLB 13.2 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 6 BB, 8 K, 0.66 ERA, .159 BAA
20. Shelby Miller, STL RHP A Adv 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER 1 BB, 9 K, 0.00 ERA, .211 BAA
21. Mike Minor, ATL LHP MLB 4.1 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 10.38 ERA, .389 BAA
22. Casey Kelly, SD RHP AA 4.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 6.23 ERA, .313 BAA
23. Martin Perez, TEX LHP AA 3 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 6.00 ERA, .385 BAA
24. Manny Machado, BAL SS A .364/.588/.636, 4 G, 3 RBI, 1 SB, 4-for-11 (2B, 3B)
25. Chris Sale, CWS LHP MLB 5.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 5.06 ERA, .304 BAA
26. Brandon Belt, SF 1B MLB .161/.257/.290, 9 G, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 SB, 5-for-31
27. Matt Moore, TB LHP AA 5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 1.80 ERA, .118 BAA
28. Brett Lawrie, TOR 3B AAA .375/.474/.625, 4 G, 6-for-16 (2 2B, 1 3B)
29. Jarrod Parker, ARI RHP AA Has not pitched
30. Jonathan Singleton, PHI OF A Adv .333/.474/.333, 4 G, 5-for-15
31. Jordan Lyles, HOU RHP AAA 4 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 6.75 ERA, .438 BAA
32. Gary Sanchez, NYY C A .250/.294/.563, 4 G, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 4-for-16
33. Tyler Matzek, COL LHP A Adv 3 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 18.00 ERA, .357 BAA
34. John Lamb, KC LHP AA 3 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 6.00 ERA, .333 BAA
35. Manny Banuelos, NYY LHP AA Has not pitched
36. Lonnie Chisenhall, CLE 3B AAA .211/.286/.526, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 4-for-19
37. Jake Odorizzi, KC RHP A Adv 4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 2.25 ERA, .250 BAA
38. Nick Franklin, SEA SS A Adv .000/.000/.000, 2 G, 0-for-7
39. Aaron Hicks, MIN OF A Adv .400/.526/.600, 4 G, 6-for-15, 1 2B, 1 3B
40. Kyle Gibson, MIN RHP AAA 3 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 9.00 ERA, .438 BAA
41. Wilin Rosario, COL C AA .300/.364/.700, 4 G, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3-for-10
42. Jose Iglesias, BOS SS AAA .429/.429/.429, 2 G, 3-for-7
43. Tanner Scheppers, TEX RHP AAA Has not pitched
44. Dee Gordon, LAD SS AAA .286/.333/.429, 4 G, 3 RBI, 3 SB, 4-for-14
45. Devin Mesoraco, CIN C AAA .286/.333/.786, 4 G, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 4-for-14
46. Brett Jackson, CHI OF AA .412/.524/.706, 4 G, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 SB, 7-for-17
47. Chris Archer, TB RHP AA 4 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 2.25 ERA, .353 BAA
48. J.P. Arencibia, TOR C MLB .368/.429/1.000, 5 G, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 7-for-19
49. Yonder Alonso, CIN 1B AAA .188/.235/.188, 4 G, 3-for-16
50. Christian Friedrich, COL LHP AA 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1.80 ERA, .158 BAA

Debuts and signings

The Cubs’ first-round pick, Brett Jackson (No. 30 overall), has signed with the club. It looks like Boise is his destination once he passes a physical, though since he hasn’t played in a game since the end of May, don’t be shocked if he goes to Mesa for a few games in the rookie-level Arizona League just to get his timing back a little.

ESPN’s Keith Law said he heard Jiovanni Mier has agreed to terms with the Astros. I’m trying to find out details. If true, perhaps you’ll see the No. 21 overall pick head to the Gulf Coast League or perhaps the Appalachian League.

Angels’ top pick, Randal Grichuk, No. 24 overall, has played in two Arizona League games to date. He’s gone 1-for-8 in the two games.

Marc Krauss, D-Backs’ 2nd-round pick, is in South Bend and has begun his pro career with a five-game hitting streak. He’s 5-for-17 in those five games.

Best debut thus far, though, has to go to Cameron Garfield, the Brewers’ second-round pick. The No. 74 overall pick played in his first game on Tuesday, with Helena in the Pioneer League. All the young catcher did was go 5-for-5 with 3 RBIs.

Other debuts:

Matt Davidson, the HS 3B taken by the Diamondbacks with the No. 35 pick (supplemental first round), has gone 4-for-15 in his first four games with the Yakima Bears in the short-season Northwest League (Interesting that the D-Backs didn’t send him to Missoula in the Pioneer League. I love it when guys get challenged). He hit his first professional homer yesterday.

Reds’ second-rounder Billy Hamilton made his pro debut yesterday in the Gulf Coast League. The athletic shortstop went 2-for-4 against the GCL Orioles hitting in the two-hole.

Cards’ second-rounder Robert Stock, the catcher-RHP out of USC, went 0-for-3 in his first game yesterday, with Johnson City in the Appalachian League. He caught and threw out a would-be basestealer. He’s still just 19 because he finished high school early to get to college early.

The Brewers’ other second-round pick, Max Walla (actually taken one pick before Garfield), is off to a 3-for-8 start in the AZL.

The No. 75 pick, Phillies’ second-rounder Kelly Dugan, went 0-for-3 in his GCL debut yesterday. He did walk and score a run.

3B Wade Gaynor, third-round pick of the Tigers, has started off his pro career 4-for-14 with a double and an RBI in three games with Oneonta in the short-season NY-Penn League.

OF Keon Broxton went in the third round to the D-Backs and he made his debut yesterday for Missoula in the game that saw Garfield go 5-for-5 for Helena. Broxton went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.

Astros’ third-round pick Telvin Nash got one AB in the GCL yesterday and struck out.

Josh Prince went in the third round to Milwaukee and the Tulane shortstop is on that Helena club as well. He went 0-for-5 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored.

I think that takes you through the debuts of the top three rounds (not including Drew Storen, who we’ve written about quite a bit). Today, look for Eric Arnett, the No. 26 pick overall, to pitch for Helena. I don’t think he’s starting, however. No. 32 pick Tim Wheeler could be in the lineup for the Rockies’ affiliate in the short-season Northwest League, the Tri-City Dust Devils.

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